Guides available in the Geopark

In the San’in Kaigan Geopark, Geopark guides and staff members of related facilities will guide you around the Geopark. They have a great deal of knowledge of the must-see spots in the Geopark, and the relationship between such spots and the Geopark. You can also ask for information on good restaurants in the area!

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Mio-ku/Tajima-Mihonoura & Hamasaka Area(Mio)

◆Comment from the Guide [Certified guides] Type I guide: 1

The big island you can see in front of you from the beach is Mio-oshima Island. The coastline from Hamasaka Kimonzaki Cape to Misaki Cape is called “Tajima-mihonoura” (this romantic name means “the coast of the sacred fire”) and is designated as a national site of natural beauty and a natural monument. The landform of Mihonoura is largely formed by wave erosion. The landscape of sea caves and strangely shaped rock islets created by the power of waves seen from the sea is very beautiful.


【Guide group address】 2673-1 Hamasaka, Shinonsen-cho, Hyogo Prefecture, 669-6702
(Shinonsen Town Commerce, Industry & Tourism Department)
【Guiding spots】 Mio area
Guiding points
(1) The observatory in Komio
(2) Yahashira Shrine
(3) Nagasaki-no-hana
【Guided Tour Details】

(1) The observatory in Komio
– An outline of Tajima-mihonoura, designated as a national site of natural beauty and a natural monument
– The history of Mio and the legend of Emperor Gotoba
– The strata, the history of the mountains behind Kageiwa Inari Shrine, and the roads

(2) Yahashira Shrine
– The lifestyle and annual events of the village
– Ship floats, kirin shishimai (kirin dance)

(3) Nagasaki-no-hana
– Mio-oshima Island and Itsukushima Shrine

– Visit to sea caves by a small sea taxi
– Nature observation (marine creatures), industry (local production and local consumption, fisheries)
– Guided experience tour for elementary school pupils
– How to set fishing devices

Required time 60-120 min.  

2 hrs: 3,000 yen (per guide)

Hours 9:00-17:00
Last acceptance time ーーー
Reservation Required (by phone)
Reserve no later than Two weeks in advance
Guides not available Irregular holidays
Name of the group Mio Shoten
Phone number 0796-82-5757
Fax number 0796-82-5757
E-mail ーーー
Others (Website) ーーー


*The above information is correct as of June 2016. Please confirm the details before you make a reservation.